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Ferhat Gürüz: Türkiye’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports soared by 14 percent in May

Press release…

FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE EXPORTS SOARED BY 14 PERCENT IN MAY AND REACHED 284 MILLION DOLLARS…

Ferhat Gürüz

Ferhat Gürüz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association, announced that Türkiye’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports soared by 14 percent in May compared to the same period last year and reached 284 million dollars.

Emphasising that they have a 43 percent share in this performance of the sector as the Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association, Ferhat Gürüz stated that the exports of the region in the said period were 122.4 million dollars.

“We exported the most peaches, cherries, sour cherries and tomatoes”

Pointing out that the Turkish fresh fruit sector transformed 354 thousand 282 tonnes of products into value in international markets in the 5th month of the year, Gürüz said, “The most exported products in the said period were peaches, cherries, sour cherries and tomatoes. In May, peach ranked first with 81.2 million dollars, cherry and sour cherry ranked second with 34.6 million dollars and tomato ranked third with 28.6 million dollars. The products with the strongest hikes in export volume in the 5th month of the year were grapefruit, watermelon and cherry, sour cherry.”

Fresh red tomatoes

We achieved significant increases in Iraq, Germany, Libya, Czechia and Georgia markets”

Evaluating Türkiye’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports in May by country, Gürüz added, “The countries to which our sector exported the most in May were Russia, Iraq and Germany. We exported 81.3 million dollars to Russia, 49.8 million dollars to Iraq and 31.3 million dollars to Germany. We achieved increases of 339 percent in the Iraqi market and 126 percent in the German market. Other countries where we achieved significant increases in export volume were Libya, Czechia and Georgia.”

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